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    A catholic, a jehova's witness, and a muslim walk into a bar.

    The agnostic ducks.

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    A priest and rabbi and polar bear walk into a bar. The bartender says "what is this some kind of joke?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    A catholic, a jehova's witness, and a muslim walk into a bar.

    The agnostic ducks.
    So tell me. What does the bar indicate?

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    I once crushed a confetti egg on a jehovah's witnesses head.. she didn't seem to like it much, and started speaking out against festivities. No easter, no christmas... Hell, no birthdays. So......with that in mind, I really doubt they'd go into a bar.

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    I once walked into a bar.
    I cried

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    Kai got it, though I think a few others missed the pun; the bar is a literal metal pole they walked into because they were 'blind' and didn't see it.

    The implication is moreso that these three faiths given, are suggestive to their members of following dogma blindly without critically thinking about the information they're fed, most often. There are exceptions of course, but of the religions out there, those are some of the worst for insistence upon following their rules to the letter regardless of how silly they sound, and to avoid thinking about it.

    Faith can be a powerful tool if properly harnessed, and it can be a great thing to achieve. Blind faith, on the other hand, is a weapon against its' user. Pure belief in anything yeu're told without any comprehension behind it is not something we should really be striving for; that's whot makes flocks of mindless sheep that'll do anything they're told no matter how bad an idea it is, and is the origin of cults, rather than religions.

    The thread was going to be more in depth asking about people's views on the concept of blind faith, whether they felt it was the only 'true' kind of faith, or if they preferred to temper their beliefs with knowledge and wisdom. I suppose the original joke, despite being a bad series of puns, was perhaps a bit too complex or misleading in nature though.

    Anyways discuss stuffs XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    ,,,The thread was going to be more in depth asking about people's views on the concept of blind faith, whether they felt it was the only 'true' kind of faith, or if they preferred to temper their beliefs with knowledge and wisdom. I suppose the original joke, despite being a bad series of puns, was perhaps a bit too complex or misleading in nature though.
    I have seen a pretty wide spectrum on this.

    I've also seen some patterns that seem contradictory -- for example, some of the most tangible-focused/literal people I know also have the most "blind faith" in their beliefs, while of the more abstracted people I know have the most "realistic (i.e., observe and draw conclusions to follow") style of belief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    Kai got it, though I think a few others missed the pun; the bar is a literal metal pole they walked into because they were 'blind' and didn't see it.
    Oh no, I got the joke. I just wanted to know what the bar indicated in real life.

    The implication is moreso that these three faiths given, are suggestive to their members of following dogma blindly without critically thinking about the information they're fed, most often. There are exceptions of course, but of the religions out there, those are some of the worst for insistence upon following their rules to the letter regardless of how silly they sound, and to avoid thinking about it.

    Faith can be a powerful tool if properly harnessed, and it can be a great thing to achieve. Blind faith, on the other hand, is a weapon against its' user. Pure belief in anything yeu're told without any comprehension behind it is not something we should really be striving for; that's whot makes flocks of mindless sheep that'll do anything they're told no matter how bad an idea it is, and is the origin of cults, rather than religions.

    The thread was going to be more in depth asking about people's views on the concept of blind faith, whether they felt it was the only 'true' kind of faith, or if they preferred to temper their beliefs with knowledge and wisdom. I suppose the original joke, despite being a bad series of puns, was perhaps a bit too complex or misleading in nature though.

    Anyways discuss stuffs XD
    Blind faith can also be the the best way to go for some people. This more or less depends on the person. You can't have everyone thinking the same thing now can we? I can assure you there would be something wrong if everybody was not 'blind'. This is why those debates on the existence of God will most likely end up as FAIL for both sides. It'd be like and INTP persuading an ESFP that it's ideals are the best and vice versa. Some things are best left be.

    I believe in God. I have my own views. I also understand the point of view of the atheists and agnostics. I have, however, not chosen to follow their path and never will. I suggest you don't put three religions in a joke and suggest that the people in these religions are 'blind'. It makes you look 'blind' yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    Kai got it, though I think a few others missed the pun; the bar is a literal metal pole they walked into because they were 'blind' and didn't see it.

    The implication is moreso that these three faiths given, are suggestive to their members of following dogma blindly without critically thinking about the information they're fed, most often. There are exceptions of course, but of the religions out there, those are some of the worst for insistence upon following their rules to the letter regardless of how silly they sound, and to avoid thinking about it.

    Faith can be a powerful tool if properly harnessed, and it can be a great thing to achieve. Blind faith, on the other hand, is a weapon against its' user. Pure belief in anything yeu're told without any comprehension behind it is not something we should really be striving for; that's whot makes flocks of mindless sheep that'll do anything they're told no matter how bad an idea it is, and is the origin of cults, rather than religions.

    The thread was going to be more in depth asking about people's views on the concept of blind faith, whether they felt it was the only 'true' kind of faith, or if they preferred to temper their beliefs with knowledge and wisdom. I suppose the original joke, despite being a bad series of puns, was perhaps a bit too complex or misleading in nature though.

    Anyways discuss stuffs XD
    What is your experience with these 3 for you to conclude with such confidence that their faith is blind and they follow whatever's said to them without any kind of validation?

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    Is faith blind? Justice is anyway, at least the statue has a blindfold.

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